Restaurant and Event Management Pathway
Partnership with Barton Community College, Great Bend, KS
Student Organization – FCCLA
The Hospitality and Tourism Cluster is made up of two pathways in Kansas, all under the direction of Family and Consumer Sciences and Business Education departments. The pathway design sheets found under each pathway link will provide access to the course competencies, which direct the knowledge and skill development and strengthen this tie to the different departments.
Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism
This career cluster covers a range of careers from culinary arts and event management to lodging and travel/tourism. The Travel and Tourism pathway is linked more commonly with the Business department, where the Restaurant and Event Management pathway is linked within the Family and Consumer Sciences department. It is notable that courses taught in both departments are found in both pathways. In addition, the career and technical skill organizations Family, Community and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA), and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) add to the learning environment by offering opportunities to develop leadership while classroom knowledge and skills are applied in authentic situations.
Career & Life Planning (Introductory Course)
Self-Management courses introduce students to the skills and strategies helpful in becoming more focused, productive individuals. These courses typically emphasize goal-setting; decision-making; managing time, energy, and stress; and identifying alternatives and coping strategies. They may also allow students to explore various career and lifestyle choices.
Culinary Essentials (Technical Level)
Restaurant, Food, and Beverage Services—Comprehensive courses provide students with knowledge and skills related to commercial and institutional food service establishments. Course topics range widely, but usually include sanitation and safety procedures, nutrition and dietary guidelines, food preparation (and quantity food production), and meal planning and presentation. Restaurant, Food, and Beverage Service courses may include both “back-of-the-house” and “front-of-the-house” experiences, and may therefore also cover reservation systems, customer service, and restaurant/business management.
Nutrition & Wellness (Technical Level)
Health and Life Management courses focus as much on consumer education topics (such as money management and evaluation of consumer information and advertising) as on personal health topics (such as nutrition, stress management, drug/alcohol abuse prevention, disease prevention, and first aid). Course objectives include helping students develop decision-making, communication, interpersonal, and coping skills and strategies.
Event Planning and Management—Technical Level
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills related to the event planning and implementation process. It will include establishing client relationships, the importance of communication, planning process, resource management, quality service and staffing issues.
Career & Community Connections (Application Level)
Career and Community Connections is the Application level course for the learner to apply technical skills in a professional learning experience, unpaid or paid, outside or within the school environment. Included will be continued development and finalization of the student’s portfolio. Career and Community Connections provides the opportunity for learners to focus on career related topics, team building and effectiveness in the world of work, and acquiring job-seeking skills and retention needed to advance within the workplace.